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structurally unsafe, nobody will be allowed inside. that walls are weak and risk collapse. to follow up on our 5:00 report we have checked in the question of fire sprinklers. the chief says there is no evidence of any fire sprinklers here but they cannot say that for sure because they have not been able to go into the building. they there is say due to the age of the building, when it was constructed, it would not be unusual that there would not be fire sprinklers in that facility. elizabeth, back to you >> thank you, mark. now, these photos were taken by one of our viewers just as the fire started. they show flames shooting through the roof and that towering column of black smoke. new at 6:00, there's an odd new trend on the streets of oakland. when it comes to traffic stops, police there just don't make them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling
over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most
contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter: some first said off camera is that there is a complicated time-consuming paperwork process because of some past abuses by individual officers, every officer now has to fill out that paperwork exactly properly or they could face some discipline. >> the reality is that we are doing things different today than we have in the past. and there's good reason for that. but again, is there room for efficiency? is there room to increase effectiveness is that's something we'll continue to look at. >> what we need to do as the city's leaders is get more support. need to build up to an operational number to provide the support our officers need to do their jobs properly and to keep our citizens safe. >> reporter: joe vazquez, cbs 5. oakland police are trying a new tactic to get guns off the streets. they want to buy them from you. the department is holding an anonymous buyback event this saturday from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at saint benedict's church and people can get cash for up to three guns. >> each gun will be given a cash reward of $200 apiece up to $600 in total. and we will receive those guns with no questions asked. >> there are some requirements however. the weapons have to be in working condition and you do need to bring in proof that you live in oakland. but police stress the program is completely anonymous and your information will not be recorded. travelers and shoppers need to be extra careful on public transportation during the holidays and bart police say they want to help. ken bastida is at the west oakland bart station where police unveiled their plan today. ken. >> reporter: yeah, elizabeth. it's pretty comprehensive. you can see the information inside the station. every passenger that gets off the train is being talked to by these volunteers by the oakland police department and by the bart police. what they are telling them is watch out.
this is the time of the year when robberies occur. the biggest problem is people who are getting their cell phones ripped off and their computers ripped off while they are on the trains. there is a group of thieves going around and what they do is they sit on the train and when it pulls up to the station, they will wait until the doors open then grab your stuff, your backpack, whatever, right out of your hands and run out the door. it's been happening. people have been getting hurt, as well. we talked to one gentleman tonight ferdinand, who says he was attacked just a block from this bart station and almost lost his life. >> i was making a walk from my work to the bart station, it's two blocks, and i was ambushed by two men. they pointed a gun at me, took my stuff and pistol-whipped me in the face. >> reporter: got away with his wallet and computer and with
his cell phone. he is lucky to be alive. what they are telling people here at oakland west tonight is that if they want to walk to their cars, they will escort them tonight but they are telling them, be aware of your surroundings. for people shopping in downtown san francisco, bart police say they will step up patrols at every bart station in downtown san francisco throughout the holiday shopping season. reporting live from west oakland, ken bastida. back to you. >> thank you. that speeding san francisco police sergeant who bragged about his antics online will be riding a desk for a little while. sergeant carl t was reassigned to administrative duty today while internal affairs looks into this video he posted on facebook. he claimed to be driving a lamborghini at 100 miles per hour through the broadway tunnel. he also said he and his friends were drunk. chief greg suhr says if it all turns out to be true, discipline will be, quote, swift and severe. after years of abuse
accusations, the sonoma developmental center one of the state's largest care centers for the severely disabled could lose its license. state taxpayers could lose tens of millions of dollars as a result. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee explains what's been uncovered and what the state is going to do about it. >> reporter: this facility houses patients who who need around the clock care. if the state revokes the license it could lose half the funding from the federal government. that's about $80 million. and if the facility can't prove that its patients are safe and not in jeopardy at all it could be closed forcing out hundreds. >> absolutely. i mean, people at sonoma investment al center and the other developmental centers are among the most vulnerable in california and while abuse is common with this population, it's absolutely shocking and it's troubling when their cases
aren't handled properly. >> reporter: ryan gabrielson a reporter at california watch has been investigating the sonoma developmental center for months. he says it's about time the state started proceedings to revoke its operating license after a litany of accusations against its 500-plus patients. he says the reports are staggering. >> suspicious bruises on patients. cigarette burns. broken bones. allegations of sexual assault dozens since 2009 in which is the in-house police force didn't order a single rape kit examination to look for physical evidence. >> reporter: the director of the department of developmental services which is responsible for the facility says, quote, address the serious situation is my department's top priority. we have removed the executive director and clinical director and taken disciplinary action against several employees. the state is also adding a california highway patrol executive to oversee the
criminal investigation but is it enough after years of abuse allegations and who is ultimately to blame? >> blame and responsibility go to several levels, staff who routinely fail to report these cases in a timely manner, and then won't discuss -- won't talk to law enforcement about what they have seen and heard. there's a wall of silence that goes up inside developmental centers. >> reporter: gabrielson says he is not even sure of the extent of the abuse because there's been some serious pushback across the responsible state departments. not an easy investigation. he says the state hides behind patient confidentiality even in cases of homicide and rape. the state public health department which regulates the facility says it will begin to monitor the facility every day. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. your tv viewing just got a little quieter. the calm act which limits the
volume of tv commercials went into effect today. cbs 5 reporter mike sugerman joins us live now. mike, how does this change commercial breaks for our viewers? >> reporter: well, for our viewers, it shouldn't change much. we apparently don't do it. but i am here in the nerve center, the heart of the television station, the control room where the commercials are sometimes played and we don't, i am told, make the commercials louder. sometimes producers send in spots that maybe get a little loud but from now on if they do that, they are going to get punished. >> our top story tonight. >> our top story tonight!! >> reporter: sometimes you want tv to be louder. [ screaming ] >> reporter: other times -- >> clap on, clap off -- >> this weekend only, furniture, come by! you can't live without it! >> yeah, i can't. i'm changing the channel. >> reporter: banning loud commercials. who could be against that? >> i don't know. i'm not a big fan for overregulation. >> reporter: there's that. a new law went into effect today making loud commercials
-- and i mean loud commercials!! illegal. >> thank god! >> super. >> yes. >> i never thought when we were writing this one-page bill that there would be such an overwhelming positive reaction. >> reporter: south bay congresswoman anna eshoo wrote the calm, the commercial advertisement midgation act. >> consumers are pushing the mute button so whatever they are paying to advertise, that message is not coming through. >> reporter: until recently there weren't even standards. but now there are. help set up by dolby labs in san francisco. >> so we have been working with the industry over many years to help them find new ways of managing loudness and for us the calm act is the culmination of a decade of work with industry. >> reporter: it's an average loudness standard but if it comes at you blaring you can complain to the fcc and it says whoever is responsible will be held responsible. >> with tivo today you just zip right through it. >> reporter: and there is that.
>> clap on, clap off... >> reporter: still, consumers are clapping! >> the clapper... >> reporter: you have a problem? tell the fcc, $10,000 if they find that it's louder than it should be and if you want to know where to send that complaint, go to cbssf.com and we will link you up. shouldn't do it to us, though, because i don't think we do that. >> no, we definitely don't but i can almost hear the sigh of relief from viewers at those loud commercials. >> reporter: a quiet sigh of relief. >> exactly. mike sugerman, thank you. the line was long, the price was high. nobody seemed to care. how some european monks were able to brew up so much excitement. >> and this wasn't your ordinary high tide. what it looks like up and down the california coast and the sun and the moon conspired for a monster king tide. >> it is not just a high tide. it's a high chance of rain and a really high chance you're going to need your heater or an extra blanket tonight. coming up in weather, find out who is under a frost advisory
the 80-by-40 foot gash along earlier this month huge sinkhole in lafayette may be fixed by the new year after all. the 80 by 40-foot gash along mountain view drive opened up earlier this month during that series of strong storms. initially, the city thought it would take months to fix. but crews were already hard at work today on the collapsed section of roadway and they will be working around the clock until it's fixed. the contractor c.c. meyers is known for quick emergency repairs. the project is expected to cost around $600,000. the highest tides of the year hit the bay area today. and lived up to their name. the so-called king tides, thank you very much, swallowed up beaches all along the shoreline
in some spots the water rushing right into town. the tides hit their peak about mid-morning. and in some areas, the waters rows a couple of inches. others, several feet. this business in mill valley scrambling to stack the sandbags around its buildings. >> it's amazing, coming up high. >> bill hudson river sent this in an hour after high tide. even then the water level is as high as the bumpers of several suvs. same story in southern california. drivers had to deal with flooding along the stretch of road. sunset beach today. part of the pacific coast highway shut down for part of the morning. all of think areminder we're at the mercy of the sun and moon. paul deanno showing us why that is. >> the sun, moon and earth will line up about twice a month and we get higher-than-normal tides but when we get the high tide
combined with the earth being closest to the sun and moon, the high tides get higher and you get the king tide, and going along with allen's theme, king tide has now left the building. mainly clear skies tonight and it is going to get chilly. these were your highs today. high temperatures oakland 57, napa 56, morgan hill and fremont only 55. and downtown san francisco, only hit 52. so it won't take much to get us into the 40s. some of you already there. won't take much to get us into the 30s. east bay and interior valleys, concord, pleasanton, livermore, danville, fairfield near freezing under a frost advisory, napa near freezing again, san rafael 38, even san francisco down to the mid-40s. now, the radar is dry right now. cbs 5 high-def doppler radar is dry as of this very second but that's going to be changing. by tomorrow, showers moving in. there is a large area of low pressure kind of see it looks like a big v or u on your television screen. here it is. and behind that, very cold,
unstable air. this is the first of about five or six of these low pressure areas that are going to move through over the next week or so. so the first of many arctic low pressure areas, consider the source, look where it's coming from. that's alaska. it's sliding from the west coast towards us. that means it will stay chilly and going to get showery. tomorrow widespread showers in the afternoon but it's the beginning of a process that's going to keep us cool and wet for at least the next seven to 10 days. so tomorrow the clouds will increase in the morning, showers will be here by the afternoon. temperatures for the next several days will remain below normal and then settled pattern, i don't see an end to it. i'm looking at the end of next week even closer to christmas and i don't see much of a change. low 50s for highs tomorrow. mainly afternoon showers. a little break saturday, showers back on sunday a more widespread rainfall on monday and tuesday. and then our next break is not until next wednesday. so more often than not we are going to have some rain around
and every day is going to be chilly. that is your cbs 5 forecast. >> thank you. san francisco's city attorney is asking a federal court to dismiss a challenge to the city's ban on public nudity. advocates of public nudity filed the suit even before the board of supervisors approved the ban last month. the law would forbid nudity except for events such as bay to breakers, the folsom street fair and for children under 5. city attorney dennis herrera says the challenge has no legal basis and similar bans have been upheld by the courts. well, at the very least, put your bib on. the price dispute is over and the boats are back! we'll give you a look at the first haul and what might go great with that delicious crab. >> very, very special beer. >> they waited in line for hours. and they handed over big bucks. for one six-pack. what makes this beer worth the wait? and the money. you're on timeout leo!
room. san francisco crab tanks are crammed full agai after crabbers and wholesals settled a weeklong price wa if your holiday meal plans include fresh dungeness crab, tanks are crammed full again after crabbers and wholesalers settled a price war. boats went back to sea yesterday and the first shipment of fresh crab came in this morning. well, it's not something you see every day. people lining up around the block to pay $92 for a six- pack. >> six of them. >> cbs 5 reporter don ford shows us what makes this belgian beer such a draw. >> cash line is much shorter to the right. >> reporter: these folks aren't in line to get special concert tickets or half price big- screen tv. they just want a six-pack. they waited in line six hours. >> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the
world for the first and probably only time. >> one of the best most hard-to- find beers in the world from belgium. >> reporter: called westvleteren. and it ain't cheap! with tax, $92.51 for a six- pack. >> a lot cheaper than flying. >> reporter: made by belgian monks in small amounts and until today sold only at their abby in belgium but they need a roof so they are selling it abroad. >> none of the retailers or distributors or i think even importer are getting any money off this, either. >> reporter: hundreds of folks waited in line and some skipped work. >> yeah. police don't fire me when i get back to work. >> reporter: with limited amounts, only those with tickets were getting beer. daniel lawrence doesn't have a ticket. but she is hoping the cute factor works. >> i'm hoping that i have the sympathy card that the kid will get the ticket. >> reporter: by 2:00 this
afternoon, the beer was running short. through the magic of television only thought that i was drinking on the job. but by the time you see this report, the westvleteren will be gone! in san francisco, don ford, cbs 5. >> i'm sure his beer is gone. by now. >> yes. >> you get a couple of glasses with that six-pack it's a deal. this is not the first time we saw people in the area go the extra mile for good beer. ever heard of pl iney the younger? >> it's like heaven the best beer i have ever had in my whole life. >> well, the india pale ale has gained a cult following in santa rosa. the russian river brewing company can sell as many as 200 kegs in eight hours at the yearly february event. it draws people from all over the west coast and some hard core fans wait four hours just to get a taste. >> not that far away. coming up in the next half hour, a neighborhood under
siege. >> nobody turns their backs on us after we put all our hard- earned money into this community. >> an oakland success story turned nightmare. what residents say can end the plague of crime on their streets and what's standing in the way of help. >> another ugly day in washington, d.c. raises the question: is there anything our lawmakers can actually agree on?! >> then there's proof that it could perhaps be worse. maybe. ,,,,
at a precision parts manufacturer in fremont. this was what it looked like ea fire crews knocking down what's left of a three-alarm fire at a precision parts manufacturing company in fremont. this is earlier this afternoon at c & h enterprises north of the warm springs area. firefighters got the call al 1:45 p.m. but when they got there, the building was fully involved. everybody did make it out safely. the fire was so hot, firefighters had to try and douse the flames from the outside only. no word on the cause. it was supposed to be a big step toward revitalizing east oakland a nice new neighborhood near 98th and san leandro full of big family homes but it
turns out criminals love it too. as cbs 5 reporter da lin explains, homeowners are running into roadblocks trying to keep them out. >> reporter: it's a five block oasis of family-friendly homes walled off from its crime- ridden surroundings. >> we invested our money into a new oakland into a new vision so to speak and oakland turned their backs on us after we put our hard-earned money into this community. >> reporter: neighbors say crime in this tight-knit community has escalated. first they had petty crimes like graffiti, then robberies. now it's murder. the latest crime, the murder of a 56-year-old man on tuesday night in front of his house. his daughter says he had just gotten home from work. police don't have a motive but neighbors suspect it was a robbery. >> he was a great person. and i miss him. he was always there. last night, he needed me and i wasn't here. >> reporter: the murder has
sped up efforts to secure this development. there are three ways to get in and out. and the homeowners association plans to mount surveillance cameras at all three places to monitor those who come and go. >> use the cameras and systems to deter and go after those who actually do dumping or do robberies. >> reporter: the city of oakland also gave the green light to put up a gate at the entrance on this privately owned street. but a company next to the housing development has easement rights to the street and vows to sue the homeowners if they put up a gate. negotiations have dragged on for months and a resolution is nowhere in sight. >> we have the gates, this may not have happened. >> reporter: for now these homeowners say all they can do is count on each other to keep the community safe. in oakland, i'm da lin, cbs 5. software mogul john mcafee is staying at a miami beach hotel and working to stay in the u.s. so far, he says that u.s. authorities are not trying to question him in the death of
his neighbor in belize. mcafee has been wanted for questioning in that country but he insists he did not kill anyone. he fears for his life if he returns to belize. >> this is not about a murder investigation. this began on the 30th of april of last year when 42 armed soldiers stormed my property shot my dog in the head. held me in the sun handcuffed with my hands behind my back for 14 hours destroyed a half million dollars of my property and let me go with no charges. >> john mcafee is now asking the state department to expedite visas for his 20-year- old belizean girlfriend and another friend. susan rice is waving a political white flag withdrawing her name from consideration for secretary of state. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations was once considered a front-runner to take secretary of state hillary clinton's post but her comments following the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in benghazi
sparked a washington firestorm making her confirmation questionable. >> i withdraw my name because i think it's the right thing for the country and i think it's the right thing for the president and putting those things together that makes it the right thing for me and my family. >> there's a lot of speculation that senator john kerry may be a possible successor to outgoing secretary of state hillary clinton. rice says it's her intention to remain the ambassador to the united nations. the "fiscal cliff" is just 18 days away. and neither side appears willing to give much ground. cbs reporter tara mergener has the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner left the capital thursday evening for a face-to- face "fiscal cliff" talk with the president. earlier in the day president obama told cbs' minneapolis station wcco he is hopeful they will make a deal. >> the big problem right now is that republicans in the house are resistant to the idea of the wealthiest americans paying higher taxes. >> reporter: boehner's second trip to the white house this
week follows a lot of discouraging talk about the negotiations. >> here we are, at the 11th hour, and the president still isn't serious about dealing with this issue right here! it's this issue! spending! >> reporter: christmas and beyond could be how long it takes to get a deal. the speaker has told house members to be flexible with all travel plans for the rest of the year. republicans are pressing for specific budget cuts plus the speaker is not willing to speculate what the gop might give up in exchange. >> ifs and ands around buts are like candy and nuts. if that were the case day would be christmas. >> reporter: the president says it's republicans to need to offer details. >> go to my white house, whitehouse.gov, we are prepared to make those cuts and more. if you ask republicans to give us specifics on what more do you want cut, they would be hard pressed to tell you. >> reporter: tax hikes for all americans and sweeping spending cuts will kick in january 1 if
the white house and republicans don't find a compromise. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. there is the "fiscal cliff" stalemate, the debt ceiling fight, the susan rice battle. let's be honest. it's hard to have faith in washington. >> but take heart. it could be worse. yup. take a look at democracy in action. ukraine style. we'll spare you the details but as the fight broke out it was over the election of parliament officials. maybe you're thinking they had a bad day? take a look at what happened yesterday! [ screaming ] >> yes, two brawls in two days. and it gets better. world heavyweight boxing champion vitale klitschko heads one of the political parties involved in the mess. that was him in the purple tie. he heads the punch party. we can not make that up.
fortunately for his opponent klitschko just chose to stand by and look on. he didn't join in the brawl. so what was going on outside parliament during all of this? okay. that's another political party frustrated with the developments. they chose to saw through protective fencing that surrounds the building. this was some kind of political statement about parliamentary procedure. so as you watch the "fiscal cliff" negotiations in washington, try to remember... it could be worse. >> yeah? makes the protests here look tame. >> mild. so you get a gift card from someone and head off to the store. right? only to find it's worth nothing. it's happening to a number of people these days. what a major retailer has to say about the problem. >> in the beginning, there was google maps. then there was apple maps. behold the triumphant return. just how many people are finding their way back to google. ,, ,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,
out of 5 stars. the app has turn-by-turn navigation... live traffic info... and public irections -- all google map is back on the iphone and users are giving it 5 out of 5 stars. it has turn by turn navigation live traffic info and public transportation directions all of which were missing or problematic on apple's map app. the response has been immediate. google maps became the most popular free app on the iphone just after the change was announced. this is the time of year a lot of us buy, give and get those gift cards. well, now some macy's gift card recipients are getting a surprise when they try to redeem their presents. as cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts reports, it's not a pleasant surprise. >> reporter: when ed sousa tried to spend his macy's gift
card yesterday. >> she said there's zero balance on this card. and i said, that can't be. i haven't used it yet. >> reporter: his second card was no good either. his mother purchased them at a northern california safeway. and ed says they have been tucked away in a drawer for more than a year. >> the gift card representative who said that these cards were already used, i'm like, where? she said, well one of the places was online. i don't shop at macy's online. >> reporter: we found similar complaints from other macy's gift cardholders who say they too just learned their $100 gift cards were worthless. it's not just macy's. two years ago a batch of best buy gift cards sold at lucky's and safeway stores had zero balances, as well. >> it's embarrassing when you hand it out. people don't know what to think. >> reporter: back then the problem was tampering. scammers scratching off the pin code and registering the card so once it was purchased they could use the money first.
souza believes that's what happened to him as he noticed his code was exposed when he opened the gift card packaging yesterday. tonight macy's confirms it did have a problem with tampered cards several years ago and it's possible these are part of the leftover stock. it's also possible there's a new round of tampering. >> tough luck. >> reporter: but macy's says to call the number on the back of the card and macy's will replace it. but always check the back of the card before you purchase it to make sure that activation number is not exposed. and if you are the one gifting the card, attach the activation receipt so it can be used as evidence if the card doesn't work. on the consumerwatch, julie watts, cbs 5. good evening to you, meteorologist paul deanno with your forecast. cbs 5 hi-def doppler is dry right now but we are going to be doing a really, really good seattle impersonation. find out when it's going to begin and how about an outlook all the way through christmas? i have that for you coming up next.
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if we had gotten that high tide two weeks ago when we had the big storms coming that could have been bad. >> that would have been a major problem. we already had too much water. now we have the ocean fighting us, as well. thankfully the two events were split apart from each other. king tide and abnormally high tide this morning because we had the normal lunar tide, the earth was close to the sun and moon. add that together, very high water level rises in the ocean and bay this morning. tonight very big drops in temperature. check out concord, 35. livermore 33. fremont you'll drop down to 35. redwood city 37. so we're already chilly outside tonight. we're going to get cold. clear skies and weather nicer than the traffic on the 680 corridor had from our dublin cam. a lot of folks on the road but at least no rain out there
yet. that will be different come tomorrow. cbs 5 hi-def doppler is mainly dry tonight. toward friday and the weekend though we have a big change to talk about. there is a huge dip in the jet stream which is about 12 to 18 hours away from making it to here to the bay area to san francisco. you can see that huge trough right there in the jet stream and there's some cold canadian air. that will rush in behind that and this is just the first of many low pressure areas that will be moving through over the next let's say 8 to 14 days all the way through christmas. so here it comes. it will get here tomorrow. it's raining in western washington and oregon. that rain will make it down to the bay area in northern california by tomorrow afternoon and after that there's another low pressure area, after this another low pressure area and about five more after that. so bottom line we're stuck in this pattern, high pressure too far away to keep us dry. it's all about this unsettled weather coming down from the arctic keeping us pretty wet for the next say five to seven days and our extended forecast, the climate prediction center in washington, d.c. going all the way to 14 days.
and they are trending very wet for all of coastal california including the bay area all the way through december 27th. so right now it looks soggy in our forecast. tomorrow morning cloudy, showers tomorrow afternoon, temperatures will remain well below normal for the next several days . temperatures in the low 50s tomorrow. oakland 53. it really isn't that far from average but will feel chilly with the rain outside. palo alto 51. campbell 52. friday dub, pleasanton, livermore 50. we won't hit 50 for san rafael, santa rosa barely making it to 50 with afternoon showers in mill valley. a whole lot of 50s out there. drier on saturday. showers back on sunday, rain on and off on monday, showers continue on tuesday. and we may eke out another dry
day toward the middle of next week. it will be cooler and wetter. great news if you are a skier. here's your ski report. a base of anywhere from 18 to 64" at northstar, heavenly looking quite heavenly for skiers, 10" of new snow just today with an excellent base and kirkwood all 15 lifts are open, a 42 to 50" base with a foot of new snow just over the past 24 hours. so good news for skiers. we have a series of special guests with roberta gonzales. >> they are our guests and friends. good evening. it is time for "food for bay area families." and our friends have joined us here tonight with their commitment to help feed the local here in the bay area. and we have captain chelsea sullenberger. you don't need an introduction. >> call me sully, roberta. >> reporter: sully! it's always good to see you. we have kevin young from gilead sciences. paul ash from san francisco marin food bank and ethan. you have been doing such good work in the community feeding
our local people. thank you. we given with kevin young. tell me, you have been involved with "food for bay area families" since 2006. why is this so dear to you and those that work at gilead? >> first, roberta, thank you for the invitation to be here this evening. gilead sciences' home is in the bay area. we have been here for 25 years. we're very committed to this community and the great work that the food bank does incredibly committed people providing nutritious food at this important time of the year to people in need in the bay area. we're delighted to be associated with this marvelous organization. >> reporter: and you have a marvelous donation tonight, don't you? >> yes, we do. at these challenging times we're delighted to make the donation to the san francisco food bank. >> drum roll for this one here. look at this! >> $133,000! >> absolutely. these people do truly, truly magnificent work. and our employees are so proud
to be associated with this organization. >> okay. paul and ethan, how does this do work for the food banks? >> well, this is a significant gift and it's going toward helping us acquire fresh produce, rice, beans, eggs, hundreds of thousands of food in people's homes of who otherwise wouldn't have food. >> reporter: you said we started off slow as far as our donations were concerned back in july, august and september. how are we faring today? >> it's moving up starting to balance to where we're back on budgets. we are crossing our fingers in the last couple of weeks of the year that people remember to write checks and support the food bank as these two gentlemen have. >> not only checks but they can go into grocery stores and buy bags of goodies just as sully has. sully i have worked with you in a number of different organizations. you are so giving your time with best buddies but how did you get involved with the food bank? >> my family and i know that there are a lot of us in the bay area who are not as
fortunate. there's great need and so you can bring non-perishable food but even more important go to the food bank website and there's seven ways to donate. each donation can help a family in need. >> reporter: seven ways. >> yes. seven ways. let me start by giving ethan this bag of groceries. it's a big one. can you handle this? thank you, man. >> reporter: i think ethan now what to do with that bag of groceries because i have seen you sorting food, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: how long have you been involved with the food bank and all the your contributions and as far as your time is concerned? >> a long time. >> reporter: how old are you now? >> 10. >> reporter: if ethan can help, i think you can at home, as well. if you do want to help, visit us online at cbssf.com. cbssf.com/food. eyewitness news will be will continue right after this brief time out. ,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
they went out and signed fr agent josh hamilton, puttino of baseball's biggest sluggs in the the april gels couldn't beat the as with pujols so today they signed free agent josh hamilton putting two of baseball's biggest sluggers in fact same line-up. the 2010 american league most valuable player signed a reported five-year $125 million
deal with the angels. hamilton hit a career-high 43 home runs, drove in 128. i want to show you the line-up right now. the best in baseball. mike trout, hamilton, and two others combined for 125 home runs in 2012. the giants were rumored to be in the hamilton sweepstakes. after a year with the mets andres toros is coming back. torres signed a one-year deal worth $2 million. he will likely be the giants fourth outfielder. raiders got an extension to sell more tickets for sunday's game against the chiefs. this is a possible indicator that the raiders may be on television. we'll tell you tomorrow. the chiefs have been worried about more than football. yesterday they attended a memorial service of javon belcher the kansas city player who killed his girlfriend and then himself. belcher didn't show many warning signs before the incident and quarterback brady
quinn expressed the situation like this. >> we live in a society of social networks and twitter pages and facebook and that's fine and stuff but, you know, we have contact with our work associates, our family and friends and seems like half the time we're more preoccupied with our phone and other things instead of relationships we have in front of us and hopefully people can learn from this and try to actually figure out if someone is battling something deeper on the inside than what they are revealing on the day to day basis. the 49ers meet the patriots in what some are calling the a super bowl preview. we'll break it down saturday at 7:30 on 49ers preview. the coaches are anything but when talking about the media. >> i wouldn't get too tied up with words. >> we have a big challenge in front of us this week. >> yeah. we have talked a little bit. >> i'm sure coach harbaugh said
it. i'm sure it's right. >> let me stay away from categorizing anything. >> what are the considerations? to win. >> uhm.... -- >> uhm.... >> uhm....... >> tom brady said something interesting this week that he started studying the 49er defense actually in november. how many guys can actually do that? >> not many. very interesting. very complimentary also. the greatness of tom brady is well documented. he is a great football player. he is a great competitor. and probably the, you know, one of the greatest of all times. so we're excited to compete against him. we are up for the challenge and we're look forward it. >> have you ever done the freedom trail in boston? >> no. >> really? and you're a history buff. but basically it takes you through the history and paul revere's house and the old north church and the uss constitution. it's -- if you are completely bored at 2 a.m. in the morning on saturday night, it's a good thing for
you to do. take your mind off the game a little bit. >> we'll be staying in providence. >> oh. well, forget that. [ laughter ] >> forget that idea. >> got any tips for providence? >> no. i do not. [ laughter ] >> i can't help you with that. >> okay. >> he obviously caught me off guard. >> well, you know. >> it's a good thing -- >> i think he set you up. >> i think he sets me up every week. >> just waiting. >> but a huge game. some people think it's a super bowl preview for the 49ers because the patriots are red- hot. they never lose in december either. and it might snow there. right? >> there's the chance of some snow flurries up there. it's going to be cold. it's going to be breezy. >> how did you know that? >> i was trying to put him on the spot. >> providence, all bets are off. [ laughter ] >> you're on your own. >> some good tips, dennis. i like the freedom trail. a good way to get your mind off things. >> wait.
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